The theme this week at MMM is Paris - a really gorgeous theme as it is a city I have been lucky enough to visit on several occasions and each time I fall in love with it all over again. I felt that the design for my card should just let the city speak for itself and what better image than the iconic Eiffel Tower could I use?
I decided to opt for a vintage image taken through one of those typically French windows, framed by beautiful iron work. This image was taken in the early 1920's and therefore the lack of clarity can be forgiven I think, don't you?
I found a tutorial for flowers on Jennie Atkinson's blog 'Living The Dream' - if you have never seen Jennie's work then you need to go there now and be prepared to be wowed as she is tremendously creative! I adapted one of her tutorials to make this flower and will also be trying out her gorgeous Dahlia tutorial too!
Thank you so much Jennie for your inspiration.
Here's my card and a few words to describe how I made it:
|Perhaps it is a cliche but Paris is considered to be a city of love, so I wanted to reflect this romantic notion in my choice of imagery, colours and embellishments.|
|The flower is made using several inked layers of tattered florals and some beads. I could have gone to town on the centre of the flower but decided that a light touch of just a few beads was enough - any more may have resulted in over kill I fear!|